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Fall 2021
5307 How to Reason - CRUMP- 27264

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 111  TUII

Course Outline: This course will begin with a study of logic, including the logic of inferences and the logic of propositions. It will explore common fallacies and
the limits of reasoning. Then it will go on to consider certain areas of economic, ethical, political, and jurisprudential reasoning. And it will cover certain other thinking tools that can be used to analyze the law.


Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Class PPT Slides

Course Notes:   Whether this course will be distance education, or will have a physical room assigned, and if so the extent to which the instructor might use the room during the semester, is not determined at the time when registration initially opens for this course.  You may see contrary indications in the UH systems where you actually register for the course.  In other words, this course might be distance education with no use of a physical classroom. It might be the “HyFlex” mode in which some Law Center courses used a physical room during 2020-21. As we get closer to the start of the term/semester for this course, this course note will be updated as decisions are determined. The instructors will be involved in those decisions, but decisions about modalities may not be invariant throughout the term/semester or between now and when the course starts.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/10 1pm-4pm  211 TU2    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA 306:

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials (3/31/2021 3:59:08 PM)

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Crump, David, How to Reason: A Multidisciplinary Thinker's Toolkit (Quid Pro, 2014), ISBN: 9781610272803 OR 9781610272742